January 23, 2012

Recycling Plant in Missouri charged with for 37 safety violations

In Missouri, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a recycling plant, Resource Management Cos., with 37 safety and health violations in which the proposed fines total $195,930.
December 29, 2010

Republicans Block U.S. Health Aid for 9/11 Workers

Republican senators blocked Democratic legislation that sought to provide medical care to rescue workers and others who became ill as a result of breathing in toxic fumes, dust and smoke at the site of the World Trade Center attack in 2001.  Republicans are concerned with the funding of this $7.4 billion legislation.  Democrats have argued that there is a moral obligation to assist those who put their lives at risk during the rescue and clean […]
November 8, 2010

Drill-Bit Piece Left in Patient's Head Leaves Prominent Hospital with Headache

A prominent Rhode Island hospital says a piece of a medical drill bit was accidentally left in a patient’s head during a procedure, which broke off and was not accounted for at the end of the procedure, and later had to be removed. The hospital says it has suspended the doctor and operating-room team involved.  The drill bit “was subsequently identified through diagnostic imaging,” removed from the patient two days after the original procedure and […]